Sep 29, 2012 5:00am PDT
. >> right. >> the law does make that illegal and, therefore, the workers in each case have to make the determination, are they prepared to break the law. >> but just going back to that graph you showed. a huge reason why lockouts are a higher percentage of strikes, there are almost no strikes anymore. >> exactly. >> there was 19 strikes in 2011 and, you know, 12 and 10 before then. we haven't had more than 20 strikes in companies, more than a thousand people for years and years. in the '80s there were hundreds of strikes. unions are getting less powerful. a lot of lockouts is one of the huge issues with every union is pensions. they're portrayed as a time bomb. they are an onerous cost because of health care and other things. and you lock out workers who have a contract that the owner thinks is paying them too much. it's why companies -- it's kind of -- i love covering sports, but when i have to spend so much time on the nfl and no one ever says anything about the american sugar crystal lockout which is going on over a year and people are not making $150,000 which the part-time ref
Oct 1, 2012 8:00pm PDT
personnel. >> i've answered the question. i never used it for college, for law school, or to get a job. >> senator scott brown on defense trying to back up his manufactured native american controversy. brown and democratic opponent elizabeth warren just finished their second debate for brown's senate seat. it was front and center in the debate. but brown also had a tough time standing by mitt romney's economic plan. >> you support governor romney for president, i assume. >> as i said, when it comes to dealing with the economic issues, absolutely. but we're two different people. >> you would be a reliable ally when it came to his economic plan? on his economic plan, you said >> i would also like to read the bills. a lot of people don't read the bills down there. >> meanwhile, a new set of polls show this race is close. polling from mass i think has it close. 18% of massachusetts voters are still undecided. and that means senator brown's seat is still up for grabs. for more on this tonight, let's turn to felix arroyo. you were at the first debate and of course, at this one again tonight.
Oct 5, 2012 6:00am PDT
. the reason, a closed refinery, pipeline problems, and strict state pollution laws. cnn's senior producer paul vercammen is in burbank, california, at a gas station where people are hurting. >> reporter: they are. in fact, they're absolutely stunned this morning when they see the price because if you look behind me, it is at $4.61 a gallon for regular. well, that is just a shock to the people here. they can't believe it jumped 19 cents overnight. now, this shell station, you can see, does have gas and it is getting more gas right now. you highlighted, carol, there were costco stations throughout the area that ran out of gas. and believe it or not, the $4.61, that's a bargain for this neighborhood. we saw a lot of signs that said about $4.77, $4.79. it is costing people a lot of money to fuel up. many of them are coming into the gas station, maybe putting in $20, $40, for some big suvs. they're spending more than $100 just to fill up. and we saw one man earlier today, chatted with him, he drives into the station, looks at the price, just shakes his head and then he drives off. let's hear what h